Your backyard should be a haven where you can escape the stresses of a busy day. Whether you dream of a spot by the water or a hideaway in the woods, Premier Landscape can turn your dream into a reality. Consider one of these landscape design ideas to transform your Portsmouth, RI backyard into a peaceful retreat.

Quiet Country Retreat

If you just want to get out of the city and relax in a quiet spot surrounded by nature, model your landscape after a quaint country retreat. Lush flower beds, overflowing with colorful blooms and trailing vines, will help screen your surroundings and create the feeling of a rural getaway.

Consider meandering pathways with secluded destinations, such as a wooden bench or a charming gazebo. A relaxing patio with mismatched furniture and plenty of potted plants will enhance the peaceful setting.

Make sure you can enjoy your yard after dark. Cozy textiles will keep you comfortable on cool evenings, while lanterns and outdoor string lights will create a romantic nighttime atmosphere.

A Backyard Spa

For a relaxing escape after a long day, we can help you create a soothing spa-like retreat right in your backyard. A hot tub can be the central feature of your backyard retreat. Integrate your hot tub into your landscape with a wooden deck and include plenty of comfy lounge chairs.

A pergola over your hot tub will create shade on sunny days and provide a place to install outdoor lights, making your hot tub functional at any time of day. The addition of an outdoor fireplace will allow you to enjoy your tub on cool nights and into the fall.

Tropical Oasis

If you dream of lying on the beach soaking up the sun, your backyard should feel like a private oasis. Every oasis requires water, and a zero-entry pool is as close as you can get to having a beach in your backyard. Select natural stone decking to make your pool feel more like a natural swimming hole. Add a striking waterfall feature to include the sounds of running water and enhance the tropical feel.

An outdoor bar is another favorite resort perk that you can have at home. A swim-up bar that features in-water seating is the ultimate poolside luxury. But not all your guests will be in the water. An outdoor grill island with a drink fridge and bar stools will keep the land lovers hydrated as well.

Don’t forget lounge chairs for relaxing by the pool, and you’ll also want some shade on really hot days. A pergola or cabana will provide shade and help define your outdoor rooms.

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A Zen Garden

For a backyard that inspires tranquility, a calming Zen garden is an ideal choice. Natural materials, clean lines and smooth shapes all help define a traditional Japanese garden. Avoid crowded flower beds in favor of minimalistic rock gardens and well-kept lawns. Consider bamboo plants, Japanese Maples and Cherry trees to add greenery and vertical elements. Interest can also be added with large boulders, wooden bridges, and stone statues.

A pond can create a calming focal point in an oriental style landscape. A koi pond, surrounded by comfortable seating provides an inviting spot to relax and enjoy nature. Including a waterfall will add the soothing sounds of running water and help mask out neighboring noises. If your yard doesn’t have space for a full pond, there are a variety of fountains styled to complement a Zen garden.